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Cleaning the Garbage Disposal

Cleaning the Garbage Disposal, Food Waste Disposer and Garburator

Pour one half cup of baking soda down the kitchen drain. Carefully pour one cup of white vinegar down the drain on top of the baking soda. Place the drain stopper in the sink to close off the drain. If you have a double sink, you should do this for both of them. The mixture will fizz and make a bit of noise or fizzing sounds. Allow this to work its magic for a few minutes while you boil some hot water. Use a full teakettle or medium size pot of water. Once this has boiled, pour it down the drain.

Do not use hot water while running the Garburator, Garbage Disposal and Food Waste Disposer. Cold water while running the disposer. Cold water will keep food waste and fast solid so they can be flushed down the drain.

Be sure the disposer is empty before using the dishwasher so it can drain properly.
You may want to leave the stopper in the drain when not in use to prevent utensils and foreign objects from falling into the disposer, or cover with something (sink strainer) to circulate air flow and prevent before giving the appearance of rust.
The disposer is ruggedly built to give you years and years of trouble-free service. It will handle all normal food wastes-BUT it will not grind and dispose such items as tin cans, bottles and bottle caps, glass, china, leather, cloth, crockery, rubber, string, feathers, or clam or oyster shells. These are waste materials and belong in the trash can or trash compactor.

TO SPEED UP FOOD WASTE DISPOSAL... Cut or break up large bones, melon rinds, grapefruit skins and corn cobs. Items such as large bones, fibrous husks like lima bean podsand corn husks require considerable cutting time. For this reason, you may prefer to place them in the trash can or trash compactor.

THE MOTOR IS PERMANENTLY LUBRICATED FOR LIFE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LUBRICATE YOUR DISPOSER. The disposer is self cleaning and scours itself with each use.
NEVER put lye or chemical cleaners into the disposer, as they cause serious corrosion of metal parts.
Your disposer, except for the Batch Feed model, is equipped with a removable splash guard for ease of cleaning or replacement. Remove the splash guard by pulling it out from the top. To replace, insert into the sink flange and push down until it is properly seated.
If an odor develops, run orange or lemon rinds through the disposer. A dozen ice cubes sprinkled with a little household scouring powder will also work. Read all instructions before using the Garburator, and follow safety regulations.

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